Published on May 31st, 2017 | by Alan Cross0
Random Music News for Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Ninety years ago today, the last Ford Model T rolled off the assembly line. It was vehicle number 15,007,003. And now in music news for May 31…
- Here’s another reflection on the Manchester concert bombing from an industry source.
- Ariana Grande, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber and more will play something called the One Love Manchester charity concert.
- Eminem has helped raise $2 million USD for the victims of the Manchester bombing.
- Chris Cornell has 13 albums in the top 100 in Australia.
- Canadian musician plays a gig then runs a half-marathon the next morning. No biggie.
- Linkin Park’s One More Light album sold more CDs and digital albums than anything last week, racking up sales of 111,000 in the US.
- This could be the slowest, dullest, most relaxing radio broadcast in the world.
- Liam Gallagher sent a nice note to his brother for his birthday. Wait–what?
- Meanwhile, we have a release date for Noel’s next album.
- Computers as composers: It’s happening more and more.
- Glastonbury lineups and set times have been finalized.
- Do you suffer from “smartphone thumb?” If so, you’re hardly alone.
- The son of Pink Floyd guitarist Dave Gilmour is a bit…eccentric when it comes to his bird. You read that right.
- An anti-Theresa May song (that’s been “banned by the radio”) is one of the hottest songs in the UK now.
- The founder of Napster now wants to eliminate online piracy.
- Remembering how metal brought down a Panamanian strongman. (Via Tom)
- A KISS farewell event? With free admission? Maybe.
- Jagged Little Pill: The Musical.
- The Weeknd is doing okay. He just bought a $20 million home in California. That’s USD, too.
- Fun! Eating on the road with Alabama Shakes.